uptet: Uttar Pradesh: TET leak kingpin held, jail buddy aided scam | Lucknow News

LUCK: A doctor who planned the UPTET paper leak for large bribes was arrested at the Mawaiya metro station in Alambagh here on Wednesday by the UP Special Task Force (UPSTF). The accused doctor, Santosh Chaurasia, has eight cases filed against him in Gwalior, Indore and Jabalpur for his role in the Vyapam scam that rocked Madhya Pradesh less than a decade ago.
Days after the UP Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) paper leak, Dr. Chaurasia’s name appeared as a defendant and FIR was registered against him in the Kaushambi district, which served as a gateway to scam east of UP. Sources said he was in sync with the tainted exam controller, Sanjay Kumar Upadhyay, who was stationed in neighboring Prayagraj.
The plan to rig the UPTET exam was drawn up years ago in a Madhya Pradesh prison, where Dr. Chaurasia shared his cell with another Vyapam defendant, Vikas Dixit. “It was Dixit who put him in touch with the scam duo of Rahul Mishra and Anurag Sharma in February 2021, and they met in Noida. Rahul was an expert in leaking government job question documents and had ties to printing companies, ”said STF Additional Director General of Police Amitabh Yash.
After earning an MBBS degree from Delhi’s leading medical college, Dr. Chaurasia joined the solvers union and quickly earned money substituting ‘munnabhais’ (imposters) and manipulating OMR sheets from Madhya Pradesh Pre-Medical Test ( PMT) in 2013-2014. And he was jailed after the scam-plagued Vyapam board went bankrupt.
During interrogation on Wednesday, Santosh revealed that he visited Lucknow in the last week of October and handed over Rs 3 lakh to Rahul, who was confident of accessing the printer’s TET questionnaires. “The doctor then met with another conduit, Roshan Patel, in Prayagraj, who promised to hand over the UPTET document on WhatsApp for circulation among test applicants in eastern UP,” the police officer said.
On November 28, UPTET was canceled after a question document was leaked on social media, leading to the arrest of 39 people.

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